Satish Sud graduated in 1967 with a B.Tech. (Honors) in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India and obtained his M.Sc. in Engineering from the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada in 1969. He is Vice President of Power Systems in the Energy Division of SNC-Lavalin. He is an electrical engineer with over 36 years of experience and is responsible for the development and management of the Power Systems Group which undertakes electrical transmission and distribution projects, electrical system and energy studies, master plans, power sector reform and restructuring studies, and economic and financial studies. He has directed numerous electrical generation, transmission planning and system design studies, both in Canada and overseas. He was the project manager for the planning studies to determine the techno-economic feasibility of various interconnection projects where both AC and DC alternatives were considered. He has also developed master plans for electrification and national energy plans for several countries. Some of the countries in which he has participated in planning studies and/or projects are: Canada, USA, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Panama, Guyana, Argentina, Peru, Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Niger, Nigeria, Benin, Togo, Rwanda, Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Iraq, China, India, Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam and nine countries of south eastern Europe. He is a member of the Order of Engineers of Quebec, Institute of Electrical an Electronic Engineers and the Institution of Electrical Engineers (Fellow).